Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

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I realized my microphone was a gun to break the silence of the violence against women and the quiet war on women.” — Chouchou Namegabe . When the Second Congo War erupted in 1998, Chouchou noticed a new phenomenon. A New War Tactic In Congo . It was during this First Congo War , also nicknamed Africa’s First World War, that assaulting militias began using rape as a weapon of war in the Congo. . Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York.

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Ethiopia’s Endemics

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Only twenty years ago it was an out-of-bounds, desperately impoverished and war-torn ex-Marxist state. Based on current taxonomy, Ethiopia has 15 endemics and nearly 40 near-endemics (many of which were endemics until Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991.) Wattled Ibis This pale shouldered ibis is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea and is commonly found in highland moorlands, wetlands and even gardens.

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Disease, war, poverty and genocide have riddled Africa for decades. Debesay has been racing and winning all over the world including Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships where he represented his home country of Eritrea. Debesay won several races in 2014 and 2015 and was the only one from Eritrea to race in the UCI Road World Championships in the men’s elite road race both years.

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Refugee architecture earns an exhibit in a NYC museum

Green Prophet

million people have fled Syria since the onset of its civil war, and the stampede towards the borders hasn’t stopped. Turn to Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Iraq, Yemen, and understand the United Nations calculation that 65.8 New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is hosting an exhibition on refugee shelters to kickstart dialogue on the design challenges caused by humanitarian crises.

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Africa’s Barbets

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The Banded Barbet is a medium-sized barbet that is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea. Banded is an attractive species endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea. This last mentioned giant version has been seen by very few birders as its range coincides with the unstable, war-torn and bandit-ravaged zone stretching from northern Uganda to Southern Sudan, south-eastern Chad and northern Central African Republic!

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How Sharks Keep Us Breathing: An Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Ali Khan

Green Prophet

I was totally oblivious of the pressing concerns of the world, until one day I had a personal awakening that transformed me into a photo-journalist covering war and famine in Africa, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Indeed Germany finally paid its last reparations for World War 1 (1914-1918) in 2010 and 96.5% Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.